Re: 2 NIC card questions
This setup seems ok to me. Even though eth cards are very cheap, you can
keep the existing realtek. I have one computer here in a similar
condition, but running coyote linux. Its very easy to setup a linux
firewall. I'm no expert and found no problem.
I currently am running a Debian Stable server with two NIC cards. Only
one NIC card is configured and providing the machine Internet access.
The two NICs are:
1 RealTek (forget model number) - 10 MB/S
1 Network Everywhere (tulip) 10/100 MB/S
Now I was thinking of possibly using my machine as a nice Linux Firewall.
Now my Internet is only 20KB/s Down and 20KB/S UP so my question is if
this is the proper way to setup a Linux firewall/gateway/server.
I figured the best way would be to hook up the cable modem to the
Realtek card and hook up my router to the 10/100 so everything on the
Network remains 10/100. I figured since the Internet can't even go
1MB/s, the Realtek card could easily handle the Internet, also this
way I don't have to waste the card/get rid of it and get a new one.
This will also free up one port on my router so if for some reason I
ever need an extra port for a computer say I am gonna try to fix or
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